Spieth piles pressure on Jones before final round

Adam Pengilly 6:20 PM   World No.1 Jordan Spieth holed a spectacular eagle on his second last hole of Saturday's third round, throwing down the gauntlet to the Australian Open's long-time leader Matt Jones.

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Cavalry's offence takes down Bite

Cavalry desiginated hitter Ryan Miller had three runs batted in in Saturday night's 9-1 win against the Adelaide Bite at the Narrabundah Ballpark.

Lee Gaskin 10:22 PM   The Canberra Cavalry's high powered offence came to life with a late-game explosion to extend their lead at the top of the Australian Baseball League.


Dean in doubt for Big Bash

Jono Dean plays a shot on the on side against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 8:17 PM   ACT Comets star Jono Dean will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of a finger injury that could put him in doubt for the start of the Big Bash League.


United back depth to cover Matildas stars

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush (left) challenges Sydney FC's Leena Khamis for the ball in last week's W-League game in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra United defender Ellie Brush says the defending W-League champions can hold down the fort and secure a valuable three points without their trio of Matildas stars.


Capitals add more pain to horror season

Capitals guard Abbey Wehrung played her guts out as Canberra slumped to a 10th consecutive loss.

Chris Dutton 10:24 PM   The Canberra Capitals sit on the cusp of unwanted records and the longest losing streak in their history.


Velocity women confirm spot in ATL finals

Canberra Velocity's Alison Bai won her singles match against the Sunshine Coast Breakers on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   The Canberra Velocity women's team has confirmed its spot in the Asia Pacific Tennis League conference finals after back to back wins in Sydney.

Rugby union

New generation Lomax ready to break free

Brumbies giant Tyrel Lomax lifts up Lachlan, 7, and Nicolas, 8, at the Budding Brumbies school clinics.

Chris Dutton 8:28 PM   He's a gentle giant with rugby-league mongrel in his blood, but the ACT Brumbies have a plan to turn Tyrel Lomax into a Super Rugby monster.


Cavalry chip in for Loveless bachelor party

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.


Olympic Games near miss inspires boxer

Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint ready for his fight on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin   One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.

Rugby league

Ferguson to get 'warm' welcome from ACT

Former Raider Blake Ferguson will return to Canberra for the first time in round two.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders captain Jarrod Croker expects former star Blake Ferguson to cop a warm welcome from the Canberra faithful in his first game back in the national capital since being sacked by the club.

League HQ

I'll wake up the sleeping giant: Griffin

Reunion: Peter Wallace will be coached by former Broncos mentor Anthony Griffin next year.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Anthony Griffin is ready to awaken the sleeping giant that is the Penrith Panthers.

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Dragons ready to swoop for Lafai

Clouded future: Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   St George Illawarra headline a number of clubs preparing to swoop on Tim Lafai should the Canterbury centre come onto the open market.

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Rugby Heaven

From sprinting to rugby for Melbourne athlete

Ellia Green turned her back on sprinting to take up rugby.

Larissa Nicholson 2:51 PM   The only Melburnian in the Australian women's rugby sevens squad could have gone down a very different path.

Pacific communities mourn Lomu

Jonah Lomu's new kidney was inserted behind his rib cage to protect it from tough tackles.

1:45 PM   Lomu's wife Nadene and two sons greeted his casket when it arrived, and his mother Hepi is there.



Five things we learnt from day two

Yes... no... yes...: Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith get caught in the middle of the pitch, culminating in Marsh being run out by Brendon McCullum.

Rohan Connolly 8:33 AM   More controversy involving the DRS system flared with the non-dismissal of Nathan Lyon

First taste of pink ball convinces Nine to screen more day-night Tests

History in the making: The lights take effect during day two of the third Test between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval.

Jesse Hogan 6:44 AM   Channel Nine has hailed the debut of the pink ball in international cricket, especially once the sun went down, and is adamant it wants more day-night Test cricket in future.

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Charter for a life after footy

Former AFL players Robbie Hicks and Daniel Harris .

Daniel Cherny 7:22 PM   While Robbie Hicks was enrolled in a business course at university, his mind was understandably stationed on football. In addition to his responsibilities with Richmond, Hicks also had to train at Coburg, the club's VFL affiliate.

A Tigerland 'bromance' reignited

Kane Lambert is reunited with childhood mate Adam Marcon at Richmond.

Brent Diamond 1:18 PM   The story of new Richmond rookie Adam Marcon and first-year Tiger Kane Lambert ending up at the same club is "not something you would even dream about", says Lambert.



Socceroos legend Marston dies, aged 89

Pioneer: Joe Marston with Socceroos star Bailey Wright in 2014.

Dominic Bossi 12:28 PM   One of the founding fathers of football in Australia, Joe Marston, has passed away at the age of 89.

Sydney's inner-city needs to embrace traditions

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 12:20 PM   Football on the Pyrmont peninsula is poised for a comeback 87 years after it disappeared - a key plank in a "Spaces to Play" campaign aimed at securing desperately needed sporting space for inner Sydney.

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ACT Sport

First female cricketer in ACT men's first-grade competition

ACT Meteors bowler Kira Churchland is the first woman to play in the Cricket ACT men's first-grade competition.

Lee Gaskin 12:04 PM   ACT Meteors bowler Kira Churchland is the first woman to play in the 87-year history of the Cricket ACT men's first-grade competition.


Millar wants to find form after tough week

Canberra's Matt Millar wants to find his rhythm in Sydney after slipping out of contention for the Australian Open.

Chris Dutton 8:28 PM   Canberra's Matt Millar only needed to look at his scorecard to realise a week is a long time in golf.


Horse Racing

Weir, Hayes at the double as champion trainer looks to add to Cup haul

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Dwayne Dunn riding Master Zephyr wins Race 4 during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on November 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch 7:57 PM   Darren Weir has won the biggest Cup of all, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to keep on collecting pots and trophies from all over Victoria _ particularly places with which he has a special connection.

Ellerton and Zahra looking to shine through summer

Chris Symons guides Whistle Baby (right) to victory on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 7:44 PM   Everybody likes to have a runner in the spring. The races are glamorous, the crowds are big, and public interest is at its greatest.


Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.